My Holiday in Devon – just Sheep, Toys and Mud n’ Roll


Rooo I’ve just been on the bestest and most pawsome holiday ever. My humans rented a cottage that turned out to be a converted barn on a sheep farm in Devon. A sheep farm, can you imagine? It doesn’t get any better than that when you’re a herding doggie! *waggy tail*

Our neighbours....roooo they smelled just pawsome!

My chores

My humans had invited a bunch of friends over and everyone was told they’d be in charge of the the cooking one day each. My human sat me down and told me that I couldn’t be trusted with food duties after the small incident with the flapjacks, the time I was caught with my mouth full of macaroni cheese, the unexplained disappearance of a number of chocolate bars and the….you get the idea. In short, I was banned from kitchen duty.

That doesn’t mean I didn’t get any chores. Oh no. I was supposed to look after my toys, keep the house nice and tidy, and be in charge of security.

As you know I take my duties *very* seriously.

Keeping an eye on the security arrangements

Roooo I do not take any bribes...unless its chicken, chewbones or a b-a-l-l

I didn’t quite trust the sheep so I decided that rounding them up in a neat little herd would make them easier to manage. So for security reasons (I did not do this for my own entertainment, honest, I was only trying to keep my pack safe) I decided to break into their pen and herd them into a corner far, far, away. The humans didn’t seem to understand my plans…


Break in attempt number 1: mission aborted, unidentified object blocking the route


Scouting ahead of break in attempt number two - access still blocked

The coast is clear for attempt number 3 - rooo, here I come! (that jump was sooooo easy *waggy tail*

The humans seem to have a sixth sense for sheep herding too – they caught me just in time, every time, before I managed to jump that fence.

Keeping the house tidy

I hear a little sand keeps fleas and ticks away - that's good stuff right? *Waggy tail*


See, no ticks or fleas coming into our house! *waggy tail*


Keeping an eye on my toys

Human, fetch me a ladder - we have an issue here!

As you can see I’ve had a really pawsome holiday without any mischief at all – what have you been up to this weekend? *waggy tail*



  1. says

    Looks like fun! We lived in sheep territory in Germany and could walk through the fields with the grazing sheep. I was never real interested in them but sheep poo has a super nice scent to it! Glad you had a super vacation!

  2. says

    Hey Alfie,

    Love how when you went on your Sheep Herding reccy you brought your ball along too, to pretend you were just playing with it! Genius! :)

    What’s with the ball out of reach in the house? I hope you got the ladder!

    Glad you had fun buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  3. says

    That does look like the most pawsome holiday ever! But i do hope you had time to relax, and it wasn’t all just work work work?!

  4. Inga says

    O Alfie, you may have had the most pawsome holiday, but I just had the most pawsome fun reading your account of it!!
    And my absolutely favorite photos are the ones of you all wet and dirty….

  5. says

    Looks like you had a great holiday. I’ve never met a sheep before. I bet it’s great fun to go herding them. And I can really relate to your ball being out of reach. Sometimes those balls can be such a challenge.

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